Millen praises the appointment of Pulis, as Crystal Palace fans wait to hear from their new saviour

Wandsworth Guardian: Waiting to be unveiled: Tony Pulis will hold his first press conference as Crystal Palace manager this afternoon Waiting to be unveiled: Tony Pulis will hold his first press conference as Crystal Palace manager this afternoon

Crystal Palace will unveil new manager Tony Pulis to the waiting public this afternoon, and he has the interim manager’s endorsement ringing in his ears.

Keith Millen’s final act as caretaker boss was to oversee the Eagles' vital 1-0 win at Hull City – thanks to Barry Bannan’s late strike, and despite being reduced to 10 men following Yannick Bolasie’s red card.

The three points, only the second time the Eagles have taken all the points, lifted them off the foot of the Premier League.

After being announced as the new boss prior to the Norwich win, Pulis will take charge of the side for the first time for the trip to Norwich this weekend.

Millen said: “For me, Tony was top of the list and I'm delighted he's on board. I'm sure he'll be pleased to see the team here and see their commitment to the club. It gives them something to work with.

“What I thought was needed was someone with experience at this level because we haven't got a lot of that.

"If Tony can come in and add some experience then we have as good a chance as five or six teams."

He added: "I said to Tony that I honestly believe these lads can stay up. You pick up on the vibes in training and there is a belief there. They feel they have a chance.”

As for his own future at Selhurst, Millen is hopeful he will not be surplus to requirements, saying: “I'd love to stay here, hopefully I'll be in Tony Pulis's plans.

"I'm sure we'll sit down together and have a lot of discussions about a lot of things over the next few days."

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